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PRODUCTIONS 


OF CHICAGO 



THE CHICAGO LOCAL OF THE 
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF RADIO ARTISTS 

WELCOMES YOU TO ITS 


12th ANNUAL 


AT THE SHERMAN HOTEL 
APRIL 15, 1950 


and the 


11th ANNUAL 





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extends best wishes 

for the 

12th ANNUAL 

“AFRA ANTICS” 



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THE 


STORY 


When the first chapters of the Chicago story were written some twelve 
years ago, we felt a good measure of modesty was in order. We were then 
embarking on a noble experiment to determine whether or not there was an 
ample amount of self-sufficiency in the membership of our organization to support 
a program of mutual assistance in cases of need and emergency without the 
necessity of a levy upon members' dues. The results of our experimentation that 
year were only mildly gratifying, but this much was accomplished — the estab- 
lishment of the Chicago AFRA Antics, and the establishment of the Chicago 
AFRA Sick and Benefit Fund, the first such fund, incidentally, to make its appear- 
ance in any local of the entire national organization. The Sick and Benefit Fund, 
has, in twelve years, disbursed to AFRAns in need a sum of $22,949.32. 


Right here we cannot resist mentioning two other "firsts" of which Chicago 
AFRA is rather proud. The Chicago Local's Bulletin, official organ of the Chicago 
chapter, was the forerunner of the many similar organs now published by other locals. The Chicago Serv- 
icemen's Fund was also first in setting the pattern for the establishment of many such funds throughout 
AFRA. This Fund has disbursed to AFRA ex-Servicemen a total of $41,035.00. 

The history of the problems involved in the planning and staging of the AFRA Antics through the years 
until this year, 1950, would make entrancing reading for those besides AFRA members. There have been 
enthusiasts and there have been pessimists; hold-fasters and experimenters; there have been gripes and 
there have been kudos. All the while changes in approach had to be made to match the changes so char- 
acteristic of show-business. Top-notch performers in every field of entertainment have appeared on our 
Antics stage, rendering unremunerated services for which we shall be eternally grateful. And still, each 
year, after the spotlights had dimmed out and we had counted the comments, we realized we were still 
experimenting in an effort to find an all-around vehicle for telling the Chicago story to non-AFRAns. 


Not until two years ago were we convinced that the type of entertainment such as we offer tonight 
was the type for which we had been searching for ten years. For now, once a year, we AFRAns can have 
the pleasure of joining socially with you, the men and women who help move the wheels of our great 
broadcasting industry, and together make jest of our idiosyncracies, and hold up a mirror to that which is 
perhaps our most valuable asset — our ingenuity. But most important, we can come away with a feeling 
that our spirits have been lifted in the process. 

On behalf of all the men and women of AFRA, to all the men and women with us tonight who have 
helped make AFRA a significant reality, we say — 

LET JOY REIGN SUPREME! 


I 

-HARRY ELDERS, President 
Chicago Local AFRA 



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President 


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RAYMOND A. JONES 

Executive Secretary 


ELEANOR ENGLE 

Recording Secretary 



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writer-producer, "The Upper Room" series 
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CLIFF NORTON 

First Vice-President 


1949 



NORMAN PIERCE 

Third Vice-President 


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WELCOME 
1950 DELEGATES 


WELCOME 


1950 marks a notably unique chap- 
ter in the history of Chicago AFRA. 
This is Antics-Convention year. On 
Saturday evening, April 15th, Chica- 
go AFRA will play host to its many 
valued friends on the occasion of the 
12th Annual AFRA Antics, presenting 
another original production designed 
for entertainment in its purest (?) 
form. 

On Friday evening, August 11th, 
the Antics show will be performed 
again for the edification of guest del- 
egates attending the 11th Annual Na- 
tional AFRA Convention. 

In the past, in order to insure a suc- 
cessful affair, both from the social 
and histrionic standpoints, we have 
always tossed away convention at the 
Antics. This year, we are fondly hop- 
ing for a double success by not only 
tossing away convention at the Antics, 
but by tossing antics at the Conven- 
tion. 

It is our sincere wish that everyone 
on both occasions will experience a 
thoroughly enjoyable evening. 


—Cliff Norton, 

First Vice-President 



HENRY JAFFE 

Legal Counsel 



A. FRANK REEL 

National Executive Secretary 



RAYMOND A. JONES 

Director ot the Central Region 



CLAUDE L. McCUE 

Director of the Western Region 







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we like is when you and 
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Thanks AFRA Members 


SHANGRI-LA RESTAURANT 



NATIONAL OFFICERS 1949-1950 



CLAYTON COLLYER 

President 


VIRGINIA PAYNE 

First Vice-President 




KNOX MANNING 

Vice-President 



NELSON CASE 

Vice-President 


NELLIE BOOTH 

Recording Secretary 



WILLIAM S. GAVIN 

Vice-President 


EVELYN FREYMAN 

Vice-President 




HARRY VON ZELL 

Treasurer 




THE STATES 



Chicago Local 
HARRY ELDERS 



Cleveland Local 
JOE BLACK, JR. 



Detroit Local 
PIERRE PAULIN 



Fort Wayne 
JOHN DE YOUNG 




Indianapolis 
HARRY MARTIN 


Los Angeles 
FRANK NELSON 


Louisville 
JIM WALTON 


Minneapolis-St. Paul 
DEAN SHERMAN 


New York 
ALAN BUNCE 


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of OUR UNION 




LaCrosse Chapter 

DONALD BONHAM 



Charlotte (N.C.) Chapter 
CLYDE McCLEAN 
Shop Steward 



San Francisco 
CLARENCE LEISURE 



Salt Lake City 
ROBERT P. CRAWFORD 





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MILLS 







THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF RADIO ARTISTS 
proudly presents 


THE 


AVERAGE 



Produced and Directed 


by 

ROY W. WINSOR 


Sketches and Lyrics by 

MARVIN DAVID 


Music Composed by 

ELLA ROSE HALLORAN 


Music Arranged and Directed by 

JOHN HALLORAN 


he recede *Shmo ! 


SING HO! THE AVERAGE SHMO! 

AFRA Chorus assisted by The Choralists - - - JACK HALLORAN, Director 

Sopranos: Miriam Cousins, Mary Blackmore, Mary Ludeman, Ann Andrews, Caroline 
Hoyt, Georgia Norlin, Jannette Taylor, Marilyn Palmer Kluge, Ellen Selfridge 
and Jacky McCarty. 

Tenors: William Cole, Lawrence Lane, Lowell Byler, Marion Smith, Dean Reed, 
Charles Dawson, Robert Harris, James Cassel, Gordon Hinners, Paul Nettinga, 
Edward Fissinger, Graf Moeller and Homer Snodgrass. 

Altos: Eva Harper, Hazel Ogle, Genevieve Stracke, Flora Patterson, Helene Hekman, 

Mertis Griffiths, Bette Stewart, Barbara Rogers, Lydia Veazie and Shirley 
Miller. 

Basses: Harold Hedlund, Bernard Izzo, Earle Wilkie, Edward Stack, Robert Morton, 

Win Stracke, Arwin Schweig, Don Hustad, Lester Rogers, George Hinners 


Solo by EARLE WILKIE 

Script Conference 


Miss Drake Geraldine Kay 

Mr. Harris, Producer Carton KaDell 

Mr. Newton, Account Executive Stanley Gordon 

Mr. Pickens, Client Representative John Gannon 

Shakespeare C. Cook, Writer Charles Flynn 


What Type Guy Am l? 

Duet with Chorus accompaniment: 


The Guy Hal Hedlund 

The Girl Nancy Wright 


They Don’t Know No Better 


The Sponsor Les Spears 

The Shmo ( Sponsor Image ) Helen Malone 

Bubble the Jingle Cauldron 

Witch Sisters Alma Platts 


Elmira Roessler 
Hope Summers 


How Average Can You Get? 

The Chorus 

The Average Bus Driver 

The Driver Studs Terkel 

The Passengers Stanley Schewel 

John Coons 
Wezlynn Tildon 
Bill Perry 
Sondra Gair 


See Here, Dorothy Dix! 

The Loving Husband Maurice Copeland 

The Loving Wife Beverley Younger 

Their Lovely Neighbor Viola Berwick 

We Don’t Buy That! 

Octet with Chorus — Messrs. Reed, Cole, Snodgrass Harris, Stack, Izzo, Schweig and 
Stracke 

That Magic Phrase, Men! 

V.P. in Charge of Sales for Smexall Jim Goss 

Mr. Space, Advertising Manager Russ Reed 

Mr. Phipps, Candy-Buyer Butler Manvill 

RX, the Pharmacist Jess Pugh 

Wildie Norman Gottschalk 

Mr. Blake, Account Executive Ed Prentiss 

Mr. Hemingway, Copy Man James Andelin 

Mr. Rembrandt, Art Director Myron Wallace 

Let’s Face It, Portia! 

Dr. Schultz, Psychiatrist Dean Almquist 

His Nurse Ann Blager 

Portia Bernhardt Fern Persons 

Her Announcer Holland Engle 

Mr. Bernhardt Paul Barnes 

Sound Effects Artist Leroy Olliger 

Toss That Cue! 

The Cue King Bob Baron 

Take An Attitude! 

Patsy Lee with Messrs. Cole, Halloran, Hedlund and Wilkie 

Shakespeare Cook Is Victorious! 

The Chorus 

We are indebted to: Byron Keath, our Stage Manager 
Bob Graham, Technical Advisor 
Ella Rose Halloran, Accompanist 
Jean Mowry, Assistant to the Director 

The Choralists and the Actors Club of Chicago for use of rehearsal 
space 

Hotel Sherman for stage furnishings 
Butler Manvill for make-ups 

— Eleanor Engle, Entertainment Chairman 
Win Stracke, Music Chairman 


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"Today is your day and 
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TWENTIETH YEAR IN 

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Raymond A. Jones, General Chairman Harry Elders, Co-Chairman 

Florence Abrahamson, Assistant to General Chairman 
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